Saturday, December 28, 2013

Etsy Listings

I have added items to my etsy shop 

My Cake designs have been added to my shop they may be purchased in sets of 4, 6, or 12 cards.  Any combination of cards are available.

Let me know what you think.

OZAD - One Zentangle a Day - Lesson One

I am taking a workshop on-line through a Yahoo Group called Artists of the Round Table The image is from my workbook and includes the patterns from the lesson and the ATCs (3.5"x 2.5") cards.

The ATC at the top was for the lesson the others were for me to fill the page.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Instagram and Facebook

I created an Instagram account as well as a new Facebook page for Sumthin' Creative - 

Please check the pages out and tell me what you think.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

My Etsy Store

My Etsy Store

The card above is a 5x7 flat note card mounted on heavy weight card stock.

It took me all day but I finally got my Etsy store opened for business.  I have only uploaded my Holiday Cards at this time.  

All of my cards are digitally reproduced images of my original artwork.  They  have been printed, hand cut, layered on a heavy weight base card.  The inside of the card is blank. 

 All of the cards below are A2 (4.25' x 5.5").

The colors of some of the cards are not completely accurate - the angel above looks like it is on brown card stock but it is really a burgundy.  The watermark is NOT on the actual cards.

I will upload more "stuff" in the coming days.  To access my Etsy store click here

2013 Winter Art Shows

To say that life has been interesting this year is an understatement!

A couple of friends of mine talked me into doing a few craft shows this past fall. And for some strange reason I did it!

My first show was at the end of September. The event was called Hitz Pizza and Sports Bar presents: Artisans, Artists, Music and More

The show was outside and thankfully the weather was beautiful. Too bad there wasn't a lot of traffic for the show.

My friend Ellie loaned me the bookcase and table. It was a learning experience.

My second show was in early November - Holiday Shopping Extravaganza - Lake Villa, IL Middle School. 

 I shared the booth. After the first show I did purchase 4' long tables and a bookcase to display my framed art.

My friend Alice helped me get everything together and worked the show with me. I was glad to have someone to talk with!  I'm still not crazy about the plastic bins to show my cards but that is what I have for now.

The show was not really a good place for my art but again it was a learning experience.

The last show of the season was at the Gingerbread House Bazaar, at The Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL

Yup, another learning experience.

When I asked the coordinators about what was included in the fees I was told that an 8' x 2' table that will be covered and two chairs would be available for my use. Great! One less thing I have to worry about - tablecloths. Boy was I wrong - it meant that the table would be covered with a plastic tablecloth. Live and learn.

I did bring my book case so that I could display my framed art.

I still have the plastic bins that I have most of the greeting cards in. I supplemented the plastic bins with some wicker baskets and had my iPad with my slideshow of my images.

More people actually looked at my art which was a wonderful feeling. And I had a few people stop to ask questions - more than at the other shows.

What did I learn from my shows?

  1. Make sure the show is well advertised 
  2. Understand what a "covered" table means 
  3. My displays have to be "polished" 
  4. The shows that I really need to exhibit in should be more of an "art" show 
  5. I'm sure that there are other things that I have learned but I can't think them.

Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 Daily ZIA (02-25)

February 25, 2013 - I don't usually use a string when I work on my Zentangle Inspired Art - for this one I used a loopy string and filled in the ovals.